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by Robin Lovelock
(Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 51° 24.485'   W 000° 42.025'

Ascot ,    Berkshire   
United Kingdom    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 04 Oct 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N000E1
Open Cache:    Unrestricted
Cache type:    Normal
Cache size:    Normal

Difficulty:   gps (easy)
Terrain:   gps (easy)
Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!


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The "Englemere Pond" Geocache is hidden a short distance from a seat overlooking Englemere Pond. Please hide it again well, on the ground, in rhodos, at the base of a tree. It is in the same spot as the first was planted in October 2001 :-)
This location is certainly not in the same league as Hampton Court or Virginia Water Royal Lake, but it's a pleasant enough little patch of wilderness.

Hundreds of years ago it will have been part of the hunting parks used by Kings staying in Windsor Castle I understand from June's dad, Jack Ponsford, who is now 90 and featured on our Sunninghill page, that Englemere Pond was once full of large carp. I guess the pond was much larger once, since much of it is now reed beds.

Free Parking is available at N 51 24.468' W 000 42.311' which is between the Golf Driving Range and the railway bridge on the B3017, joining A329 and A332 just west of Ascot. Note that the entrance is limited to vehicles less than 6'6" high, so camper vans will have a problem - maybe solved by membership of the Golf Club ? :-)

When you enter the small car park you will see picnic tables and a sign - which may be worth a read, since it provides information about this wildlife conservation area.

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Note 17 Feb 2012 by  PeteB   (Finds: 0   Score: 0)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
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I had noticed there were no online log entries since my visit just over a year ago so called in on my way past. Cache still in a good condition and is still located at GZ. No paper log entries since my last one.
Note 08 Feb 2011 by  PeteB   (Finds: 0   Score: 0)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
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Cache still in good condition, nice and dry. No sign of a visit since Ambrel on 02 Jan 2010.
I found it! 02 Jan 2010 by  Amberel   (Finds: 61   Score: 201.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 11.5)
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After Sunningdale Golf I rode on over here. An interesting place - sort of a mini Everglades with ice !!!

I missed the "official" parking, and left my motor-bike to the north of the pond, where I found a small gate into the area. The pond is unusual - more like a flooded swamp, with a dense population of substantial trees growing through the ice covered water. Then, as I got nearer the cache, the whole area became waterlogged, with an icy covering that broke through when trodden on, and interlaced with deeper streams.

Having picked my way across this terrain, the cache was a straightforward find. It is in excellent condition, clean and dry inside, and with no sign of having been found since Heffalump and Sandvika visited early last year.

Thanks for an interesting and enjoyable cache,

Rgds, Andy
I found it! 06 Apr 2009 by  heffalump007   (Finds: 40   Score: 143)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 10)
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I went back with Sandvika and found it quickly and we had looked in the same area before but was getting dark and neither of us had torches. TFTC
I found it! 06 Apr 2009 by  sandvika   (Finds: 51   Score: 142.5)   (Hidden: 13   Score: 66.5)
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A quick return with Heffalump007. This time the cache was a quick and easy find. Yes, we had looked there, but given the location, the fact that it was dusk and we did not have torches....well, it's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! ;)

Thanks for the birthday cache, my 18th ;)

Roderick NC #31 Total #805
[Modified 2009-04-06 05:55:59]

I found it! 01 Apr 2009 by  gcoupland   (Finds: 11   Score: 38)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
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Thanks again to Robin for updating the cache (and the Coords)
On my trip to the cache did not see or hear another soul.
Standing at GZ using the original co-ords, there were a multitude of possible hidey holes the cache could have been in a very small radius. However the revised co-ords gave me a push in the right direction and cut down the number of possible hiding places considerably.
After a little searching the cache was found.
Nice to see the printouts from the original logbook in the new logbook.
Left a Glowstick.
Thanks again for bringing me to another area I did not know about (although have passed by on several occasions)
Note 28 Mar 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
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It's still there ! :-) I just visited it, and I can see that it is undisturbed from where I last left it. Standing at the lat/lon that has been on the site for years, today I must have been about 5 metres from the spot itself. I took another reading form the actual cache location, and that was 0.005 added to both lat and long. i.e. instead of 51 24.48 N 0 42.02 W, it was 51 24.485 N 0 42.025 W - that, on a good day, should take you to within 1 or 2 metres. I could obviously upload a picture I took, or maybe improve the clue. Maybe I will update the page now, with the better lat/lon and a modified clue to say "in rhodos at base of tree". That should be enough - in daylight at least :-)
Note 28 Mar 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
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On the 'phone we checked the lat/lon and also confirmed that this was not at the very old spot (from 2001?) next to the lake. However, the log description below does not sound familiar to me, and it seems unlikely that the cache has gone missing so soon, in view of where it was hidden. I can only think that maybe your GPS was not set to WGS84 or wet branches were playing it up. The lat/lon (not changed in years) should have got you to within 5 or 10 yards. We will try and do a visit this weekend, and check it all out. Thankls for the feedback.
I could not find it. 27 Mar 2009 by  heffalump007   (Finds: 40   Score: 143)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 10)
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Came here after having success in Odiham castle unfortunatley we had no luck but thanks to the owner who tried to help in the matter Sandvika and myself will be back for another adventure.
I could not find it. 27 Mar 2009 by  sandvika   (Finds: 51   Score: 142.5)   (Hidden: 13   Score: 66.5)
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Came here on the way home after success at Odiham Castle only to fail! Heffalump007 phoned Robin but even with his help we were still unable to find it!

GZ seemed to be the end of a long bank of rotting timber, covered in moss and dead bracken. This has to be the right time of year to find it as the bracken will soon grow again and make the search even harder. However, after beating GZ into submission and finding nothing, the myriad of possible places in this long bank where a container could be hidden led us to conclude it had to be somewhere else, and this was confirmed in the call to Robin, but alas, it further confirmed that we'd had the right idea but failed.

We ran out of time and it was about to get dark anyway, so we will return!

Thanks for the hunt, Roderick
Note 26 Feb 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
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I cannot believe it is so many years ago that I promised to replace this geocache, after the original spot was disturbed by work. Anyway, today I did, and the new log book has printouts of the old logs from navicache. I was able to plant it in the same spot as before, even though the surroundings have changed over the years.
Note 03 Nov 2002 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
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Exposed by tree-work. Taken by Robin but will soon be put back.
I found it! 21 Aug 2002 by  dodgydaved   (Finds: 8   Score: 21)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
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I was there as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I found it! 21 Aug 2002 by  terribletwos   (Finds: 1   Score: 2)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
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We took the original details off another site that started gpss.*****

We were looking for a different heather bound location.

The the great man sat on our patio drinking our rioja and said,

"Heather, no it was a clump of ************"

Went back tonight and found it quickly.

terrible twos (Isobel & Angela)
Note 21 Aug 2002 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
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The nice, big, dry box is still there. Added a can of coke and an apeman. Added some more spare clue tickets. Made the description on the site less confusing :-)
I found it! 06 Apr 2002 by  lassitude   (Finds: 17   Score: 46)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
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16:45-We found the primary waypoint very quickly. Got muddy knees getting to it. This led to the location without much difficulty. The co-ords took me straght to it. Spotted the silver disk quickly. Without that disk this would have been trickier.

Took nothing and added a folding hairbrush.

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